What catches my eye

I thought I would periodically produce a little e-book of some of the street photography that I do in a calendar month. This e-book is for May, 2018. It’s free to download, so I hope you enjoy it!

Click on the photograph to download the e-book.

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Sorry to see you go, Leica M7

Just found out that the Leica M7 has been discontinued. This is a camera that I had a lot of fun shooting until relatively recently, when I found that my street photography style [and eyesight!) was changing and more suited to a digital workflow. I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I do actually miss that little camera…

For anyone who likes film street photography, the M7 is a very quick and accurate camera to use.  The only real issue with the camera (apart from price, but hey it’s a Leica what do you expect?) is the somewhat shaky electronics. For me, as much as the Leica MP gets more of the plaudits, the M7 is actually better to use in practice.

Here are a couple of images that I took with the M7:

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London
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Brighton
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Salisbury
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London
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London
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Norfolk
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Swanage

 

 

Micro Fun Thirds

A little while ago I bought a micro four thirds camera as a pocketable decent quality family camera and a daily carry around street camera. In the time that I have shot with this small sensor size, it’s been great fun. As we are into long days at the moment, and I have been ridiculously busy recently, I haven’t had time to try it in low light. However, my hunch is that full frame will still be considerably better come the winter nights. I will test this out later in the year, and probably run a comparison between the two formats. Night street photography is my favourite aspect of the whole process, so getting a set up with fast auto focus, portability and decent image quality is important to me. Currently, the Sony A9 is the major front runner in this regard for me.

Back to micro four thirds though. I wasn’t sure how I was going to take to the smaller sensor size, as I have been shooting primarily full-frame for the 5 or 6 years now. But, for street photography, it’s not been a problem. I actually prefer it over the APS-C format of the Fuji’s. They are small cameras but not in the same ball park as the Lumix GX9. It looks more like a compact camera than a system camera. I haven’t really noticed too much of a difference in image quality for the work I do.

30 seconds

Four images from a 30 second burst of shots whilst coming away from Salisbury cathedral. Some very stylish and serious tourists. I thought they looked great! I, however, looked decidedly unstylish…

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Salisbury

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